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"amount" question
sherm80 posted:
I'm always alittle confused when a serving says "heaping tsp" of whatever (in my case, I do the Metamucil thing at breakfast); is that teaspoon the regular eating utensil spoon, or the measuring teaspoon??
EricE_MA responded:
"teaspoon" means "measured teaspoon." Though chance are good your "regular eating utensil" which you might refer to as "teaspoon" is the same. And since they use the term "heaping" it means the amount is not precise, so you can afford to be off a little. Next time you get your measure teaspoon out, put some water in it and pour it into your eating utensil. Then, you'll know for sure. Most spoons are either 1 or 1.5 teaspoons.
Elaine Magee, MPH, RD responded:
I think this usually refers to a teaspoon measuring spoon that is rounded at the top and not leveled off.

I hope that helps,